LILA TWO!! is what she says....

Our sweetest little girl Delila is 2! oh my goodness! this year went by so fast! 2 years ago today our little miss was born! What a day! so many things went unplanned yet i stayed so calm! i remember that day very well! lets remember it.....

Dr apt 9 am. and my blood pressure was high.
Dr. comes in and says your blood pressure is high and your 4 days past your due date and you have had a rough pregnancy. would you like to go over and have your baby today?
I remember tearing up and bit and saying i have been waiting for you to say that!
5 minutes after that i called richie and said im going to be induced my blood pressure is to high.
Rich is so excited and says i will be over in a couple minutes. (he works a couple minutes from the dr and hospital)
i tell rich no it is ok stay there till it is time im gonna have to wait a while im sure. so he stays.
then i call my mom let her know the news and also my sister in law heather since she was gonna be there to help me through along with richie. (the plan was allllll natural)
20 min later im up in the hospital in my hospital bed gown and all waiting and while waiting i send out the mass text, im going to be induced. keep you updated!
after waiting i get bored then i sorta was like ok i need my richie. so i called him and he came right over.
shortly after he gets there the induction starts. the water gets broken and i suggest leaving it at that to see if i progress on my own. ( i was already a 4 when i went in) i wasnt progressing after an hour so they give me the pitocin.
oh FREAK that was not cool of them.....the pain hit hard.
right away after the pitocin the labor hit hard core, i was progressing and the contractions were royal! but i knew i could do it on my own with no meds. i walked i sat i bounced on the labor ball and more...
i was doing so well but the progression still was not happening so they laid me up on the bed a certain way to see if it would help. after 5 hours of hardly progressing at all it hit me nothing is happening and this pain is terrible (if you have had back labor you know what i mean cause that is what i had and more) then i decided ok give me the meds! so i got and epidural. i cried to rich i am sorry i need it. and of course he says yes katie why would you be sorry get it.
the epidural then worked for maybe an hour so that was a waste!
but at least i started to progress finally i got to a 6 after ummm 15 hours of labor then i progressed to a 7 and 4 or 5 hours after than my blood pressure when higher and delilas heartbeat went lower.
i was then rushed to get ready for a c-section (we chose to get right into it) after the prep for the c-section i was wheeled into the surgery room and 10 minutes after being in there our little Delila was here!
I stayed calm even though i didnt hear her crying. i kept thinking stay calm, stay calm, stay calm. sure enough close to a minute later but felt like forever i hear her lungs share her joy of being here with us. i loved her cry so so much!
about 3 minutes after that richie brought our sweet wrapped up pink faced girl over to me! i saw her, i saw her , i saw her and i loved her! i cried and said hello sweet delila it is mommy! she responded with sticking her tongue out at me! oh i loved her!
the nurses said she is a beautiful little girl and her sweet name is perfect for her.
Delila was an amazing baby! she did so well in the hospital and i was recovering GREAT we went home after being there 2 days with special permission! i was happy to be home! things only got better! and better! and better! she was a terrific sleeper, eater and daughter! and ever since then she has been the joy of our lives!

http://katieandrich.blogspot.com/2008/07/our-little-miss-is-one.html here is her 1 year old shout out...


our CA trip in May

So this is like 2 months late! oh well!
Here are pictures of some of the little day trips we had while spending 10 days out at my parents house in California. We had a blast. i wish i didnt forget my camera while we were in fresno for Julie Cattons wedding. She sure did look beautiful. Delila loved seeing her good buddy Jonas! they are so very cute together. maybe my mom got pics? But we had such a blast and cant wait for next summer. We also stayed one night with my Grandparents in Minden NV. We had lots of fun there also......... and now for the day trips.
This was at the Children's Discovery Museum in San jose.
If you live near this area DO go with your kiddies. Delila loved it so much. The best part is they cater to each age group. and i will tell you more about that in a second.

this little girl behind delila was a twin. her sister was so cute and then another set of twins walked up. now this area they are in is only for kids under 3. so all the little ones were there at the same age and played.

Again this was and under 4 age group room. they had paint, sand, tunnels, story area and more. Delila really had a great time here. We also went to an area where we could build corn husk dolls. She was more into the pretend grocery shopping in that room.

Now another day we went to the Jelly Belly Factory.
They give free tours here and you get free treats at the end. of course we had to go to the gift shop and buy us a huge bag of belly flops. belly flops are jelly belly beans that are miss shaped or have two stuck together and so on. I didnt know if delila would have much fun here but she sure did. she loved to look in the windows watching all the factory workers hard at work. Rich and i learned some interesting facts as well.

sorry pics are outa order. this top should be the last!
you have to wear these hats at all time.

Next up... The BEACH!!! it was very overcast and windy. so we were a bit cold. but that didn't stop delila or richard. i enjoyed relaxing there. They had so much fun playing in the sand and water. i didnt get pics of them in the water because i got some video. sorry. delila loved playing in the sand but hated when it was time to clean her up! oh boy! haha they need to make a special sand repellent diaper.

This day Delila and i were waiting outside for Grammy to get home so we could leave to Fresno. so these are the only pictures i have from that day/weekend.

My favorite corner of my parents yard! I have had many , many pictures taken right here.

sittin so pretty miss D

Here we are on our Drive out to California. Delila was Perfect. She didnt cry a single time there are back! She seriously loves to draw and color. these doodle pads are THE BEST! this occupied like a couple hours of her time. She watched a couple of movies and......

She also did a lot of this. We left at 5 am so we could get to my parents at a good hour. we got there at 5ish so we made great time.

so precious. look at the wacky hair.
Well California summer trip 2009 of may was super fun! we cant wait till next year!!!
thanks grammy and papa for another GREAT week.
oh and by the way while mom, delila and i were in fresno my dad and rich went off on a fun photo trip day down the coast! look at richies blog for some beautiful pictures of that day and from our beach trip as well!



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4 cute cousins.

i stole these pics from my sister in law's Heather and Kathy cause i didnt have my camera at these times!! awe!! i wasnt feelin so hot this day!!! and rich was busy with his camera with taking pics of the stream. these are from our reunion up in heber and it was such a blast. more pics and the tell all about the trip later.

Prepare the Child for the Path. Not the Path for the Child.

26 years

of ME is what my parents and hub and daughter celebrated together yesterday!!!
today will be lots of fun as well! i have friends and family coming over this fine evening to bbq with us!!! celebrations are the best! 4th of july saturday too! tomorrow morning my parents, hub, delila and i will head down to cedar city to visit family!! oh i love when my parents are here. it is the best!!!